Want a Healthy Smile? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help


I see patients every day that are unhappy with their smile. Teeth play a big role in how you see yourself and the impression that you make on others. I tell them about the new dental health options available through cosmetic dentistry –  what crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, implants, and other cosmetic procedures can do for a healthy smile.

Do you have a chippped tooth? 

If so, composite bonding is an easy and relatively inexpensive procedure to repair chipped or cracked teeth. Plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape, then trimmed and polished for a natural appearance.

Are your front teeth irregular?

Try porcelain veneers. These thin shells of ceramic bond directly to the tooth’s front surface. They can change the color, size or shape of the teeth to make them even and attractive. Another technique used to correct small imperfections is enamel contouring, a quick and painless process of re-shaping the teeth. Slightly crooked or crowded teeth are reshaped and polished to give the illusion of straight teeth for a healthy smile.

Do you have a tooth that has been damaged?

A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that’s placed over a weak or damaged tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Some are made of high strength porcelain material (ceramic); others combine metal and porcelain.

Are you missing one or more teeth?

Tooth loss is a common condition for millions of Americans. Dental implants – replacement tooth roots made of titanium – provide a strong foundation for the attachment of ceramic crowns. This restorative treatment involves oral surgery and recovery time before the new tooth, a crown, is placed. Dental implants do take more time than some other treatments because of the stages required for healing.

Are your teeth dull or yellow? 

Everyone wants a bright and healthy smile. A professionally developed teeth whitening system available only from your dentist – as opposed to over-the-counter brands – is one of the most effective and economical ways to enhance a healthy smile.

While cosmetic dental procedures can make a dramatic difference in a person’s smile and overall oral health, the work must be carefully planned.

Remember, beautiful teeth are healthy teeth!

Dr. Nishan Halim

Nishan Halim, DMD specializes in adult and pediatric restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as preventive dentistry, which is at the heart of this Capitol Hill, Washington DC neighborhood dental center. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry services schedule an appointment  and get started on your improved and healthy smile!


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